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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to undertake reflective practice and develop clinical reasoning skills in community based practice settings. Students develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills learned in foundational units under the supervision of an occupational therapy practitioner.

Unit content

160 hours of professional experience learning to be undertaken in community engaged learning contexts.

This unit requires students to complete specific assessment tasks in order to pass the unit of study e.g. critical reflections. The students are assessed by the supervisor on Practice Education using the Practice Education Evaluation Sheet and they are specifically assessed on their professional behaviour and attitude, communication skills, documentation skills and basic clinical reasoning.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to professional practice and clinical reasoningLifelong learning
2demonstrate an emerging level of competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3demonstrate the development of client-centred practice, professional problem solving and basic clinical reasoning skills relevant to occupational therapy service deliveryKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4actively participate as a team member within a range of settings to develop skills in the provision of occupational therapy services applicable to the placement environmentCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate verbal communication skills with clients, families, staff and relevant others with increasing levels of independence and create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentationCommunication and social skills
6apply initiative and self-direction in practice Lifelong learning
7reflect on professional experience learning Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to professional practice and clinical reasoning
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. demonstrate an emerging level of competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate the development of client-centred practice, professional problem solving and basic clinical reasoning skills relevant to occupational therapy service delivery
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. actively participate as a team member within a range of settings to develop skills in the provision of occupational therapy services applicable to the placement environment
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate verbal communication skills with clients, families, staff and relevant others with increasing levels of independence and create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentation
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. apply initiative and self-direction in practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  7. reflect on professional experience learning
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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